ONE Championship

PLUS: AMIR KHAN SUBMITS HONORIO BANARIO IN FIRST ROUND

08 September 2018 – Shanghai, China: The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), returned to the beautiful city of Shanghai with another evening of authentic world-class martial arts action. The Baoshan Arena played host to ONE: BEYOND THE HORIZON, showcasing a series of compelling bouts that left fans on the edge of their seats. The blockbuster event culminated with a much-awaited championship clash as China’s Xiong Jing Nan defeated Samara Santos of Brazil to successfully defend her ONE Women’s Strawweight World Championship.

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At this stage in his career, Team Lakay veteran Edward “The Ferocious” Kelly knows no fear, especially when it comes to facing the biggest and baddest featherweights in ONE Championship.

At ONE: BEYOND THE HORIZON, set for Saturday, 8 September at the Baoshan Arena in Shanghai, China, Kelly will take on yet another top-tier talent in former ONE World Title challenger Christian “The Warrior” Lee of Evolve MMA.

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For martial artists, hard work isn’t defined by just one night of action. There is an incredible amount of effort that goes into each victory. Hours of time spent in the gym, honing the skills that are necessary at the highest level is a gargantuan task.

While martial arts is certainly a one-on-one spectacle, the importance of teamwork cannot be overstated.

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Since its debut back in April, ONE Super Series has become widely successful, providing fans the most exciting martial arts action from some of the world’s premier martial artists.

Bannered by Muay Thai and kickboxing icons such as Giorgio Petrosyan, Nong-O Gaiyanghadao and reigning ONE Kickboxing Atomweight World Champion Kai Ting Chuang just to name a few, ONE Championship has done a masterful job of bringing in the cream of the crop from the combat sports world.

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From fearless strikers to elite submission grapplers, Japan has provided the forever-expanding world of mixed martial arts with a long list of extraordinary athletes with the likes of Caol Uno, Hayato Sakurai, Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto, Takanori “Fireball Kid” Gomi and Kazushi Sakuraba.

Knowing the relevance of Japanese combatants in the sport, ONE Championship houses the best and brightest competitors from “The Land of the Rising Sun” as they form an integral part of the roster, with exciting prizefighters such as Koji Ando and Kotetsu Boku, as well as the legendary Shinya Aoki and ONE Strawweight World Champion Yoshitaka Naito.

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Indonesian standout Stefer Rahardian is in the mood to get back on the winning track in his homeland at ONE: CONQUEST OF HEROES on 22 September.

After achieving a remarkable nine-bout undefeated streak to start his professional mixed martial arts career, Rahardian went the distance with Rene “The Challenger” Catalan of the Philippines this past July, yielding to the multi-titled Wushu practitioner.

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06 September 2018 – Singapore: The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced that it has appointed Hari Vijayarajan as its new Chief Business Development Officer. In his role, Vijayarajan will help to increase ONE Championship’s scalability and growth across all key markets. Vijayarajan will officially commence his new role with ONE in January 2019.

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Riding high on a five-bout winning streak, former ONE Featherweight World Champion Honorio “The Rock” Banario appears that he is inches away from securing a world title shot in the stacked lightweight division of ONE Championship.

At ONE: BEYOND THE HORIZON on 8 September in Shanghai, China, Banario will look to record his sixth consecutive victory when he faces top Singaporean lightweight contender Amir Khan in the co-main event.

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05 September 2018 – Shanghai, China: The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), just held the ONE: BEYOND THE HORIZON Official Face-Off, which took place Wednesday, 5 September, at the CHAR Bar & Grill located at Level 30 of the Indigo Hotel in Shanghai. In attendance were ONE Championship athletes competing at the event, including main event participants, reigning ONE Women’s Strawweight World Champion “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan of China and the challenger Samara “Marituba” Santos of Brazil.

Photos of the event are available here: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=18-CzlLBt6QdjRKJXpFRsmuOFBLfRMUXz

Ticket information for ONE: BEYOND THE HORIZON is available at www.onefc.com.

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